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Chapter One: A Tingling Sensation

After a week or two of riding herd over a thousand longhorns, a cowboy could sense when something was different.  Cattle acting on edge could be the sign of a predator close by.   906 more words

Cattle Drives

The Knife

Item #9 found in my treasure chest – the knife 

When most people not from Texas, think of Texas, they think of burning heat, rocks and dust, cactus and ugly mesquite trees. 296 more words

Creative Writing

Deja Vu (all over again) :D

My plan this afternoon was to take a 45 minute walk on the Florida Scenic Trail and then retrace my steps, which would have been a nice walk for both Sheba and me. 260 more words


Snakes in Pianos

One of the many dangers of early settlers and families in Williamson County was encounters with rattlesnakes.  The second danger was how folks thought to cure a snake bite.  31 more words

Critters will get you every time

Earlier this morning I laughed at “AlmostIowa’s” story of the extortionist critters in his yard. This made me think of some of my true critter adventures. 700 more words